Head Gardener

University of Cambridge - Selwyn College

Due to the retirement of our Head Gardener at the end of this year, Selwyn College is currently recruiting for his successor. 

Reporting to our Operations Manager, our new Head Gardener will take an active role in the design, improvement, and development of all garden areas of the College owned sites, including Old Court, Anns Court, Cripps Court, the Master's and Fellows' Gardens, and off-site College properties, developing the existing gardens for all round year beauty. He/she will be involved in delivering some great new developments, which will include support in the design of the courts around a new Library and Auditorium, due to be built in the next couple of years. The successful applicant will also expand opportunities for in-house propagation, which could include growing our own garden produce for the College's successful catering and conferencing operation.

The many benefits of working at Selwyn include 33 days' paid annual leave (inclusive of an allowance for the public holidays), a contributory final salary pension scheme, contractual sick pay, free lunches, on-site parking, free healthcare benefit plan, free use of the College gym, and training opportunities for professional development.

  • Contract type: Permanent, full-time.
  • Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, which would include some weekend working.
  • Salary: £29,383 – £30,265 per annum.
  • Closing date: The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 October 2017.
  • Interviews: It is anticipated that interviews for short-listed candidates will be held in College on 12 October 2017.

Visit our website (http://www.sel.cam.ac.uk/selwyn-college/employment/) for further information about this interesting role and to download the application form. 

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, and other minorities who are under-represented in our College.

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